Class of 2016 Referrals:



Hi Leigh Anne!

You are 2 for 2 with my children!  Three years ago you helped my daughter get into her top college choice and now you’ve done the same for my son.  In fact, both children were accepted to all of the schools to which they applied!  We never could have gotten through the college selection, preparation, and application processes without your guidance and patient assistance.  If I had a third child, I would also be sending them to you!

Best to you in all your future endeavors!

Parent of 2013 and 2016 Johns Creek High School students

Mrs. Spraetz, I’m more than thankful for everything you’ve done for me throughout my high school career. Without your guiding hand, I would not have been able to be accepted into my dream school, or even know what my dream school was! Thank you for all your hard work pouring over my countless essays and helping me narrow down my college decision. I have nothing but good things to say about the job you have done as my college counselor.

2016 Senior, Marist High School

Mrs. Spraetz, I truly do not know where I would be without your help throughout my journey during the college process. With your dedication and assistance, I was able to stay organized, reach my goals, and feel more confident about everything college related. Thank you for everything! 

2016 Senior, Johns Creek High School

Mrs. Spraetz,

I’m more than thankful for everything you’ve done for me throughout high school and helped provide me with the opportunities that you have. Without your guidance, I don’t believe I would have been able to be accepted into my reach school! Thank you for everything and have nothing but good things to say.

2016 Senior, Lambert High School

I thought you’d like to know that I just received my first acceptance letter! with a personal comment about my essay!! And the $21,000 Founders Academic Achievement Scholarship that they’ve offered me! And it’s renewable each year so it’s really worth $84,000! I was very excited to get both of those in the mail and wanted to let you know! Thank you so so much for all your help! :)

2016 Senior, Mount Pisgah Christian School

Thank you for keeping me motivated and on track throughout my High School years.  You allowed me to persevere, and to believe that if I worked hard enough it could pay off.  Well it did,  as I got in to my first choice college.  Thank you for staying on top of me and for believing in me.

2016 Senior, Mount Pisgah Christian School

Your patience, knowledge and guidance were so helpful going through what can be an intimidating  process.  Thank you so much for all that you did to help my son get in to his first choice of colleges.  You made this experience much easier than I ever thought it would be.  Thank you for all of your help, advice and wisdom through the years and for helping my son to achieve his goals.

Parent of Alpharetta High School student

I would highly recommend Leigh Anne Spraetz and Academic Futures. She was so helpful to my little sister in recommending colleges based on my little sister’s interest, skills, what she’s looking for, test scores, etc. She also helped us out a lot with the college essays, giving us guidance and tips for how to write the best essay possible. As well, she reviewed all essays before we submitted. She definitely put us on the right path when it initially seemed all very overwhelming. I will be recommending Academic Futures to everyone I come in contact with.

Big Sister from Atlanta Big Brother/Big Sister Program

As a “repeat” customer of Leigh Anne’s, we obviously believe in her approach to college counseling!  Both of our daughters were fortunate to have her guiding them every step of the way in their college journey.  Our youngest daughter, who graduates this year, was accepted into her top 2 schools with Leigh Anne’s help.  That would not have been possible without her guidance in all aspects of the college application process.  She provides advice and assistance with so many things…. including career counseling, class selection, test prep, teacher recommendations, resume building, college visits, essays, and so much more.  And best of all, she kept our daughter on track.  Not once were we scrambling at the last minute to get an application complete!  Thank you Leigh Anne!


Parent of 2016 Senior, Alpharetta High School

Leigh Anne, I just wanted say thanks to you for making the college application process a breeze! Thanks for guiding us every step of the way with your caring and expertise. We highly recommend you to all of our friends.

Parent of Senior, Fort Myers, FL

Thank you, Leigh Anne, for all of the help throughout the junior and senior year leading up to and applying to colleges. Having your assistance allowed our daughter to take control of this next step in her life a little more independently and we are thrilled with the results!  We are confident that she will do well and are glad that you were there to support her through the process.

Parent of Centennial High School Senior, Class of 2016

Leigh Anne,

Thank you for holding my hand through this college process!  As a first time parent going though this you have been there to answer questions, and calm me down when I have hit the panic button.  You have made this special and exciting time less stressful for everyone , especially my child. What a tremendous sense of relief and pride that my child has been accepted to all of her choices, accepted to honors colleges and has received amazing scholarships along the way.  Your services have been invaluable.

Parent of Alpharetta High School

Mrs. Spraetz,

What a great feeling to have so many college acceptances and choices!  Not only have I been accepted to these schools, I have been accepted to honors colleges as well and have received amazing scholarships too!  Thank you for guiding me and holding me accountable these past few years and making this all possible. You have helped make my Senior year great. Looking forward to choosing a school from my acceptances that are all from my top choices, including my reach school!

2016 Senior, Alpharetta High School